Monday , Feb , 27 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Golden State continues to sink

(Sports Network) – The Golden State Warriors are a disappointing 24-31 and
sit in last place in the Pacific Division. They are 13 1/2 games behind the
division-leading Phoenix Suns.

Golden State Warriors attempts to halt a three-game losing streak when they
welcome the Utah Jazz on Monday to The Arena in Oakland. The home team has won
nine of the last 13 contests in this series, while the Warriors have won three
of the last four. Utah has won two of its last three at Golden State.

Utah will host the Warriors on April 19th in the fourth and final meeting of
the campaign between the squads.

Golden State, which opens a three-game homestand, returns home after going
winless on a three-game road trip. On Saturday, Nazr Mohammed posted 15 points
and 14 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs downed the Warriors, 92-75, at the
AT&T Center.

Rookie Monta Ellis scored a career-high 16 points in the loss to the Spurs for
the Warriors, who have lost six of their last eight games overall. Troy Murphy
registered 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Derek Fisher scored 11 points, and
Jason Richardson netted 10 in defeat.

The Warriors are 15-14 as the host this season. They will host the Orlando
Magic on Wednesday and the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Golden State has won
three of its last four at The Arena.

Golden State is scheduled to play 15 of its final 27 games on the road. The
Warriors are a dismal 9-17 as the visitor this season.

Richardson leads the Warriors in scoring (22.7 ppg), while Murphy has grabbed
a team-best 9.2 rebounds per game. Point guard Baron Davis, who is expected to
miss Monday’s game against Utah with an ankle injury, has dished out a club-
high 9.2 assists per contest.